Tag: Sony F55

Camera Shootout: Sony F55 vs RED Helium 8k vs RED Dragon 6k

Which one wins the title? They are all great cameras. We tested for skin tones, dynamic Range, noise, rolling shutter and more. by Keith Mullin, Z Systems Inc. High End Camera Shootout We recently had the opportunity to do a camera shootout with Don’t Blink, which owns a couple of RED […]

Sony XOCN Codec

The New Sony X-OCN Codec: Sample Footage, Comparison, and Details

We got our new Sony AXS-R7 RAW recorder for the F5/F55 cameras recently and we were eager to get it onto our F55 and test out the new Sony X-OCN codec. We shot some X-OCN sample footage which you can download below. The X-OCN codec is a 16-bit compressed codec […]

Rokinon Xeen 5 Lens Kit (Rental)

Budget Cinema Lens Test

We recently took the opportunity to do some testing on a variety of budget cinema lens sets.  Budget is of course a relative term when it comes to lenses, as some of these lenses cost close to $6,000 a piece.  When compared to the price of the higher end cinema […]

Sony F55 AXS-R7

New AXS-R7 Recorder for Sony F55 / F5 Will Enable New Compressed RAW Codecs

X-OCN ST and X-OCN LT are the new compressed RAW codecs that will arrive with the AXS-R7 recorder and firmware version 8.0. The new codecs promise 30% smaller file sizes compared to the current Sony F5/F55 RAW format. The two new codecs are X-OCN ST and LT, or ‘eXtended Original […]

Project Spotlight: Sony F55 ENG Kit Buildup

The Sony F55 is billed primarily as a digital cinema camera, but it becomes a fantastic ENG camera with a Sony build-up kit and a few other accessories. We recently built up three Sony PMW-F55 ($28,990) cameras for a customer for ENG use. These kits are obviously built around a […]

Making Custom LUT’s in Photoshop CC

By Keith Mullin, Rental Manager It was brought to my attention at our last Sony Camcorder User’s Group meeting that it is possible to export LUT’s directly from Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.  When I heard this I got excited.  I am much more proficient with Photoshop than DaVinci Resolve, so […]

AXS-R7 RAW Recorder

Summer of Upgrades: Sony F55 and F5 Cameras to Get New RAW Recorder, AXS Cards and Firmware Update

The next improvements for the Sony F55 and F5 digital cinema cameras are coming this summer. Sony continues to increase the value of the F55 ans F5 CineAlta cameras in response to requests from professional DPs in the worlds of feature film, documentary, outdoor and commercial production. Coming this summer […]

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